Did anyone test the Steam Link application?

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Did anyone test the Steam Link application?

Unread post by MastaG » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:32 pm

Hi there,

I currently have a Steam Link device taped to the back of my TV in the living room.
It works very well and very solid with my wireless bluetooth PS4 controllers.
Only the Steam Link is discontinued now and only supports streaming in H264 format at max 1080p60.

Valve also released a Steam Link app for Android devices with support for HEVC and resolutions up to 4K (if both the device and PC supports it).
Now I believe the N2 is capable of hardware decoding HEVC streams with 10bit HDR as well.

So did anyone try the Steam Link app?
The latest version for arm64 can be found here: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/valve-cor ... -download/
It probably requires the bluetooth module as well for pairing up your controllers.

EDIT: After reading the release notes, only 32bit apps are supported for the moment.
So here's the latest Steam Link application for armv7a: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/valve-cor ... -download/

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Re: Did anyone test the Steam Link application?

Unread post by chmanie » Mon May 13, 2019 10:02 pm

I tested it and it works with 4K for me (using a wired PS4 controller). I was using an online streaming service though (blade shadow) which has its own limitations (when using steam link). I suppose that using it with a local machine would work totally fine.

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Re: Did anyone test the Steam Link application?

Unread post by skeetre » Sat May 18, 2019 12:22 am

Tested with a wireless gamepad and it works. Not sure if it's my gamepad, or some of the usb3 interference issues, but kept having inputs that weren't supposed to be there, like in Rocket League my car kept going in reverse.
Haven't tested with a wired gamepad yet. Video was smooth though, and tests showed I had a 100Mb/s+ connection over wifi.

I use silverlight or moonlight or something like that on my FireTV and it works great. Might try that app on the N2 to see how it compares to the official Steam Link app.

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Re: Did anyone test the Steam Link application?

Unread post by Luke.go » Mon May 20, 2019 1:47 pm

@chmanie @skeetre, Can you share your test environments?
In my case, ubuntu 16.04 and ethernet connected, when I connect steam link, Just show first screen and stuck in that screen.
After a few seconds, both of system are froze up. :(

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Re: Did anyone test the Steam Link application?

Unread post by skeetre » Mon May 20, 2019 7:58 pm

Main PC streaming from was running win 10, 8086K, rtx 2080, wired gigabit.

N2 running May 9th Android image using wifi 4 dongle.

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